A couple of weeks ago it was revealed that Moulin Rouge and Great Gatsby’s Baz Luhrmann is in talks to helm a movie version of the 70s TV show Kung Fu. However that’s now the only film he’s considering, as TheWrap reports he’s circling a biopic of Elvis Presley.
Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) is writing the script for the film, which currently doesn’t have a title.
It’s not known if this will just cover part of his life or be a birth to death biopic. The latter seems likely as Warner Bros. has apparently secured the rights to ‘all musical components in Presley’s catalog for this project.’
That certainly helps set it about from the numerous Elvis based projects that are in the works.
It’s certainly a project that could fit Luhrman’s visual style, from Presley’s birth in Depression-era Mississippi, through the sequin jumpsuits of his Vegas era. Baz hasn’t signed on quite yet, but if he does a deal is expected to be completed soon.